4/6/16 | 10:03AM: McDonagh is "all but certain to be sidelined for at least the early games of the first round" with a "small break of the metacarpal bones" in his right hand. (NY Post)
4/5/16/ 5:26PM: Ryan McDonagh will miss the last three games of the regular season and is being listed as out indefinitely with an upper body injury. (NYR)
Larry Brooks writes that McDonagh isn't expected to be out "long-term" but could "very well miss the first few games of the opening round" of the playoffs. (NY Post)
Brooks says that it's believed that McDonagh is suffering from a broken bone in his right hand. (NY Post)
McDonagh was injured on Monday after blocking a shot in the first period from Brandon Dubinsky.
Adam Rotter: The playoffs start next Wednesday or Thursday so the Rangers will have about a week or so to monitor McDonagh and see if he will be able to play, limited or not, when the second season begins. Like any injury it's not ideal but the Rangers are far from the only team dealing with injuries to major players. Whatever the case or rationalization is put out this is the situation the Rangers are in. As the cliche goes, without their captain and best defenseman the Rangers will need everyone to step up. There is no other option. Every team deals with injuries and the Rangers will need to find a way, with tight defense and great goaltending, to get through this until they can get their captain back.